I’ll let the friend wisdom speak for itself (a.k.a. how to be an efficiently energized duck).
“I decided a long time ago that I only have a certain amount of energy to give to things and it is much better to give that energy in a positive way rather than fixating on the negative and the bad things. It has helped my health too.”
“In the end, there are a lot of things that seem to pull us away from truly doing service to the kids. Ignore all of that as much as you can and be there for the kids. They are the real reason we love our jobs…in the end, it is about the kids and they will bring you the most joy anyway. They don’t know anything about [bureaucracy] or policy changes or whatever is going on in your school. All they know is that they need a teacher and they need to learn. If nothing else, immerse yourself in that and try to let the other stuff slide off your back.”